Introducing Publication Giveaway Winner Colleen Campbell

August 24, 2011 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

Here she is! The second winner of our new grants publications giveaway was Colleen Campbell, statewide single audit coordinator for the Alaska Department of Administration, Division of Finance. I got in touch with her recently to find out more about her professional duties, what grant and audit issues most concern her and how she benefits from Thompson’s publications.

Campbell has been the state’s single audit coordinator for six years, focusing now on grants after previously dealing with budget, payroll and finance work. Campbell said that entering her single audit position required her to ramp up her knowledge on grants, especially single audits.

To help obtain the key analysis and news she needs, her office has subscribed to the Single Audit Information Service and the Techniques for Monitoring Federal Awards. “Both of these documents, in conjunction with Circular A-133 and our state regulations (as we also have a state single audit requirement) were the starting point of my education in single audits,” she said. “The monthly subscription to the Single Audit Information Service is still an important reference for me, specifically the newsletter. Leita Hart-Fanta’s column is always an interesting read!”

Campbell said the single audit profession is now “going through a period of transformation.” Among the factors impacting single audits now are the economic turmoil, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, updates to the Government Auditing Standards, the National Single Audit Sampling project report and potential actions stemming from the report, and changes to the AICPA’s Statement on Auditing Standards. “Keeping on top of the changes, and providing timely training and information to our state agencies and assistance to our grantees on the changes, are some of the biggest challenges we face,” she said.

We want to thank Colleen for telling us more about herself and her agency, and we’re glad that she relies on Thompson for the information and analysis she needs. Her free copy of Auditor Responsibilities Prior To Compiling the A-133 Single Audit Report is on the way.

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